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Leonard Bernstein in Context

Author(s): Edited by Elizabeth A. Wells

ISBN: 9781108835701
Publication Date: 28/3/2024
Pages: 380
Format: Hardback
Regular price £90.00 GBP
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Designed for students, aficionados of classical music, and historians, this volume offers a wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary and comprehensive view of one of the most important musicians of the twentieth century at his 100th anniversary. Scholars from diverse backgrounds and fields have contributed rich insights into Bernstein's life and work in an approachable style, shedding light on Bernstein's social, professional and ideological contexts including his contemporaries and rivals on Broadway, his artistic collaborations, his celebrity status as a conductor on the international concert circuit, and his involvement in music education via broadcasting. From his early education, through his conducting and composing careers, to his fame as musical and cultural ambassador to the world, this book views Bernstein the man and the artist and provides a fascinating overview of American classical music culture during Bernstein's long career in the public spotlight.

  • A wide-ranging introduction to one of the most influential musicians of the twentieth century at his 100th anniversary
  • Sets Bernstein's career in the context of American and International culture, with special focus on the 1950s–80s
  • Will appeal to students and scholars of musical theatre and ballet, and Broadway culture, as well as those focusing on classical music composition and performance